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Enjoyed our Friday Fats series opener on nuts for heart health? Now find out how different nuts and their unique mixes of fat can be great for your heart:
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Welcome to Fats Friday! In honor of February being American Heart Month, we’ll be spending each Friday sharing fun facts about fats in different foods like dairy, meat and seafood, oils, and nuts. Stay tuned each week to see more great ways to show some love for your heart with food! Did you know...
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You probably thought you could escape all of the “Deflategate” drama surrounding the Super Bowl by reading a food and nutrition blog. I’m sorry to say you can’t even escape it here, because believe it or not, it's relevant to the nutrition world! With new studies coming out every day, we look for...
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Sometimes it seems as though the food/nutrition world is obsessed with labels. Grain-free, clean, gluten-free, low-carb, vegan, raw, cruelty-free, Paleo, sugar-free, sustainably-sourced, the list goes on. You don’t have to look hard to find bloggers and media mavens selling these trends online....
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This weekend, the Patriots and the Seahawks will battle it out in Arizona. But if you’re someone who cares as much about the party food as the game itself, you’ll appreciate the match-up we’re watching. It’s Seattle’s fish market seafood versus New England’s chowder! Seattle Fish Market New...
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An orange might have more health benefits for you when it’s in the form of juice than as piece of fruit. Surprised? A recent study found that when orange juice and oranges were thrown into a test tube model that mimics digestion, more carotenoids and flavonoids were released from the juice than the...
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Headlines on the latest consumer survey popped up all over my feeds this week. They varied from exasperated (80% Of Americans Support Mandatory Labels On Foods Containing DNA. DNA!) to insulting (Are Americans really dumb enough to worry about food containing DNA?). Oklahoma State University’s...
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You may not be interviewed on ESPN any time soon, but if you're hitting the gym (or the running path, or the dance studio ... ), it could still affect your protein needs. Check out our latest infographic to figure out how much protein you need, and read Top Protein Myths for Gym-goers – Exposed...
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Protein. It’s perhaps the most discussed macronutrient for gym buffs everywhere. There is a ton of questionable information about protein out there, so it can be hard to find accurate information. Fret no longer! Here are the top three protein myths, exposed: Myth: I only need to eat the...
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We’re a month into 2015, and it’s time to check up on your New Year’s Resolutions.  Are you hitting the gym, getting more sleep, or watching your calorie intake? If you consume foods with low-calorie sweeteners, you may have a head start on your health resolutions. Research has already established...
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Juicing and cayenne water and supplement-popping, oh my! After an indulgent holiday season, you may be feeling bloated or sluggish. Before you jump onto the newest detox wagon (“souping” anyone?), consider these four cleanse reality checks: #1. Your body is already ‘cleansing’ itself. The...
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EFSA Releases Draft Scientific Opinion on Caffeine: Confirms Daily Intakes that Do Not Raise Safety Concerns and Invites Public Comment The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today released a draft Scientific Opinion on Caffeine Safety. The document addresses concerns raised by national and...
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The upcoming 87th Academy Awards have us holding our breath to see who wins for best picture, best director, and best actor and actress. With the awards spirit in the air, we have decided to recognize some stars in the food and nutrition world. Remember, there are a lot of health promoting foods...
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New year, new research. The Journal of the American Medical Association released a new study this week on whole grains. We already knew that studies associate whole grains with a lower risk several chronic diseases. Now, researchers associate whole grain consumption with lower total mortality and...
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Every day, we at FoodInsight are working hard to bring you great content by qualified experts. But who are these experts toiling away? In our new series, "Better Know a Dietitian," we introduce you to the smart folks who make sure that you've got the very best information in food safety and...